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Russian Olympic chief Zhukov to resign

Last updated on: October 12, 2016 17:29 IST

Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov intends to step down as head of the national Olympic Committee to focus on parliamentary work, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov

"There is an understanding that Zhukov wants to focus on his parliamentary work," Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov a saying.

Zhukov is currently first vice speaker of the Russian parliament, or Duma, and a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Image: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Alexander Zhukov 

Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters/Files

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